OTTER

OTTER photo

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Centerboard Dinghy
Rigging Type:
Gunter
LOA:
11.92 ft / 3.63 m
Beam:
4.83 ft / 1.47 m
S.A. (reported):
75.00 ft2 / 6.97 m2
Draft (max):
3.50 ft / 1.07 m
Displacement:
165 lb / 75 kg
S.A./Disp.:
39.91
Construction:
FG
First Built:
1965
Last Built:
1988
# Built:
1173
Builder:
John Baker Ltd./Chris Clarance Marine
Designer:
George O'Brien Kennedy

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
39.91
Capsize Screening Formula:
3.52

Notes

Originally called the BUBBLE. John Baker who first built them of GRP initially renamed the boat GLASS BUBBLE. The name OTTER was finally adopted; coming from the river of the same name, close by, in East Devon.
The original design consisted of a single skin glass fibre hull and a Gunter rig (without spinnaker). Later models were rigged as Bermudian sloops (with optional spinnaker), and a double skinned hull with integrated buoyancy tanks. Hull weight and sail area vary depending on the version.
Spinnaker: 70 sq. ft.

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